Purify Fear & Desire w/ Karma Yoga

What is Karma Yoga? The attitude with which we take action. When is the best time to practice? Anytime during the waking state. What is the purpose of Karma Yoga? To purify binding fears and desires, reduce emotional and mental disturbance and cultivate predominate sattva (peace of mind). Thus preparing the mind for the assimilation […]

On Self Esteem

Low self-esteem is one of the great dis-eases of our modern culture. When the Dalai Lama first visited the United States, he had no idea what it was as it was non-existent in Tibet. Low self-esteem results from a variety of factors including: neglectful parents, negative peer groups, trauma/abuse, the media as it relates to […]

The Bhagavad Gita, Three-Month Study with Ramji at True Nature

Immerse in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, exploring one of the most important spiritual texts of the last 3,000 years. Join Ramji at True Nature in Carbondale, CO, as he continues to unfold the timeless teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. ​Starting June 6, he’ll covers chapters 6 – 12 of the Gita in great detail. May’s teachings, Gita […]

Ancient Yogic Wisdom for the Modern Day Seeker

Gain the timeless wisdom of the sages as presented in the Bhagavad Gita & Upanishads at True Nature Healing Arts, an intentional center for personal growth in the heart of the Colorado Mountains. Study with Ramji, a teacher with over 50 years experience, living and learning with Vedantic masters in India. Live-streaming via the web, […]

Does studying Vedanta require you to believe in God?

By Ramji (James Swartz) Short answer: God is a word that means many things to many people so this is not a question that easily lends itself to a short answer. However, if by God you mean some kind of being that lives in a heavenly realm somewhere “out there,” then no, Vedanta does not […]

Is Vedanta Flawed?

Q: Is there a flaw in Vedanta’s rationale because Vedanta says the Self cannot be known? A: There is a flaw, however not with Vedanta but rather our understanding per the qualifications. The teachings are pristine and have been helping qualified jivas become free (attain Self knowledge) for thousands of years. It is true that […]

Traditional or Non-Traditional Vedanta

Satsang by Ramji (James Swartz) We all have reasons to justify our likes and dislikes. Some Vedantins criticize me because of a peculiar duality: traditional vs. non-traditional. Obviously the Truth is beyond tradition. Many years ago Swami Dayananda wrote a small pamphlet to explain why he no longer felt comfortable teaching with Swami Chinmayanada. His […]

Sadhana (Practice)

Our morning formal practice helps us remember who we are, what’s important and provides the opportunity to plants seeds of intention for coming the day. Then, throughout the day, with informal practice, we apply our understanding of the teachings to moment to moment life – karma yoga, discrimination (viveka), dispassion (vairagya), Self inquiry, bhakti, triguna […]

Sharing The Teachings

When it comes to sharing the blessing of traditional Vedanta with others who may or may not feel your passion, here’s sage advice from Wewer Keohane: “Meet people where they are, not where you are.” I’d like to add that modeling/living a dharmic life is potentially the greatest influence. When others see your contentment, peace, […]